Who lives at Markenfield Hall?
the Grantley family
Over 700 years of history Markenfield is the seat of the Grantley family – builders of nearby Grantley Hall – and is the much-loved family home of the widow of 7th Lord Grantley and her second husband. Together, Lady Deirdre and Ian Curteis continue the restoration of the Hall and the wider Estate.
Is Markenfield hall open to the public?
Open to the public for just 28 days each year – or to groups by appointment at virtually any other time – the Hall is still privately owned and in the hands of dedicated custodians.
When was Markenfield hall built?
A relatively unknown historic treasure, Markenfield Hall is a marvellous moated manor house, dating back to the late 13th century and set in attractive countryside not far from Fountains Abbey. The bulk of the hall was built in 1310 and it is probably the most complete medium-sized medieval manor house in England.
Is Markenfield Hall a historic house?
A medieval, moated and much-loved family home, Markenfield Hall is a historic house unlike any other. Set within stunning Yorkshire countryside south of Ripon, Markenfield has remained largely untouched, and is one of a handful of moated, medieval manor houses that could still be recognised by their original owners; indeed the Hall is instantly
Who lives at Markenfield?
Markenfield is the seat of the Grantley family – builders of nearby Grantley Hall – and lived in by the widow of 7th Lord Grantley. She continues the restoration of the Hall and the wider Estate.
Who was the first owner of Markenfield?
In 1150 the estate was held by the Le Bret family who had a house there and adopted the name de Markenfield. The present house was built for John de Markenfield, an associate of Piers Gaveston and a servant of Edward II. The Crown granted a licence to crenellate Markenfield in 1310, the same year that John was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer.
What happened to Ninian Markenfield Hall?
Tragedy was to overtake the family when one of the latter Markenfields, Ninian’s grandson, Thomas, was to lose the Hall after falling foul of the Tudors by involvement in the disastrous Rising of the North in 1569.